See the Light: Snowfall Gives Way to Sunshine

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DALLAS--Hey! What's that big thing up in the sky?

Sure, it`s been a while since we could see the light of the sun in North Texas, but to get here, we had to survive the fourth biggest snowfall--wait--make that--the fourth biggest March snowfall in North Texas history.

The High 5 ramps are always tricky in ice. Early Thursday morning, folks were taking it nice and slow, although some were riding just a few short feet away from each other. People, space out a bit!

At least no one here was  like those folks in Kentucky who stuck on i-65 for more than 12 hours!

Drivers in Grapevine were lucky by comparison. They just had to dig out from 7 inches of snow.  That's more than any other spot in the Metroplex.

"That's a lot for here, and it's March," Eric McIsaac said as he scraped his car.  "It's like Spring Break time."

Firefighters in Arlington had to get on the road.  They put out a garage fire that killed several pets.  Looks like a space heater caused this one.

The snow-then-sun didn't freak everybody out.  We found photographer Andy Luten at White Rock Lake.

"It's a good opportunity to come out here, appreciate nature and try to capture a little bit of it on camera on a wide angle lens for everybody to see," he said.

Gratitude for the sunshine might run out soon. Everything that melted was expected to re-freeze overnight.

So stay warm.  Spring break is coming soon. The 'break' is from all this weather!